September 15, 2015 After playing his junior season and Old Mill, NJ Hagan decided to make a switch and transfer to Chesapeake, where he feels he can gain more exposure. Currently the senior wing is seeing some Division III interest,…
September 15, 2015
After playing his junior season and Old Mill, NJ Hagan decided to make a switch and transfer to Chesapeake, where he feels he can gain more exposure.
Currently the senior wing is seeing some Division III interest, but hopes he can use his senior season with the Bay Hawks to open up some more eyes.
“I do have a list of schools, mostly D3 level, that have been showing interest; Salisbury, Goucher, Hood College, Franklin & Marshall, so some pretty good top D3 teams. I’m just going to keep working hard and try and give myself some options,” said Hagan.
“Probably the top three recruiting me are Goucher is calling a lot, Salisbury is calling a lot, and Franklin & Marshall.”
The 6-foot-4 wing spent his 17U offseason playing with Crusader Nation. He says his physicality and his feel for the game improved the most.
“One thing I think I did really good this offseason with Crusader Nation was rebounding, or finishing close to the basket, and a lot of that physical part of the game. I think my IQ got a lot better too,” said Hagan.
“Some things I want to work on is definitely ball-handling, especially because with my season that’s coming up I’m going to be handling the ball a lot more, so I definitely want to work on that.”
The versatile 2016 has spent his high school career being used at nearly all five positions, but says he’d like to familiarize himself more on the perimeter, that’s where he says he fits best at the next level.
“Right now in high school I can really play all positions, I’m handling the ball, I’m going down low. This season I’ll play a lot of wing, taking bigger guys to the basket, and taking smaller guys in the paint,” said Hagan. “I think at the next level I’ll become more comfortable on the wing.”
After making the transfer from Old Mill to Chesapeake, Hagan says he just wants to contribute in a positive way, and hopefully pick up some more attention from recruiters.
“I think I have a little bit of a different role. Personally I just want to be able to help my team offensively, and defensively,” said Hagan.
“I like the environment (at Chesapeake), the team, I played the summer league with them, it’s a real good group of guys. And then also I feel like it will help me get more exposure to college, that’s something that’s pretty important to me — so I feel like it was a good move.”